Solventless sol-gel chemistry through ring-opening polymerization of bridged disilaoxacyclopentanes

Kamyar Rahimian, Douglas A. Loy

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A novel alkylene-bridged disilaoxacyclopentanes were synthesized through the same methodology utilized in the synthesis of phenylene-bridged disilaoxacyclopentane. Disilaoxacyclopentanes were successfully polymerized using photo-acid generators. Furthermore, it was also been able to apply thin films of these materials to different substrates. Successful ring open polymerization (ROP) of these materials using photo-acid generators should allow to use these materials for applications such as conformal coatings and microlithography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-620
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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